November is a month recognized for so many great causes…
And provides us with so many reasons for uniting through food in the Twin Ports.
From Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month to National Diabetes Month, National Family Caregivers Month to National Long-term Care Awareness Month, National Family Literacy Month to National Military Family Awareness Month, and many more; too many for us to list here. Of course, some our favorites are obviously tied to food and healthy living…
but especially the food!
Food is the one thing we all have common ground on in life. Of course, we know not everyone has the same tastes or even the same constitution when it comes to trying new or exotic flavors outside of our regional comforts, but food brings family and friends together. And, good food is the one thing (other than water) that we all need to survive. It keeps us healthy and grounded. Food can ignite our taste buds and our imaginations, and it can also remind us of how lucky we are to be able to have access to it and the many choices around it when so many others across our communities (locally or globally) do not.
Food can be humbling or exciting. Food can be thoughtful or adventurous. Food can be warming or laid back. But, we love to think of food as nurturing, inviting, memorable and even soulful. And, we truly believe in uniting through food in the Twin Ports communities and beyond.
With so many holidays packed these last few months of the year like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Kwanza, Chanukah, and Christmas we look forward to gathering with friends and family in celebration of one another. And, you can bet, among the candlelight, glitter, presents and treats, the one common thing we all gather around will be the meals we will share with one another during that time.
In honor of this month’s array of celebrations we’ll be serving up some fun recipes for you to share, and have already even provided one of Georgie’s favorite pungent recipes this past Sunday as it was known as “Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day”.
But, we want to hear from you!
What are some of your favorite meal-time memories this time of year?
What dishes do you traditionally serve up or share, and what memories do they conjure for you?